Vaccinate your children: WHO

Staff nurse Merewalesi Baba, right, with the assistance of staff nurse Joana Lavoa inject Jamie Magdelene, 9, with meningococcal disease vaccination during the launch of the meningococcal disease - nationwide immunization campaign for children aged 1-19 years at the Ministry of Health headquarters in Toorak, Suva on Friday, May 11, 2018. Picture: FILE/ JONACANI LALAKOBAU

WORLD Health Organization (WHO) Coordinator for Non-Communicable Disease Dr Wendy Snowdon has encouraged parents and caregivers to vaccinate their children.

Dr Snowdon said vaccination against meningococcal diseases saves lives.

“Getting vaccinated is something that is easy, simple and very safe,” she said.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services will be conducting their mass vaccination program next week Monday in Ra for the Western Division and in the Central Division.

The nationwide meningococcal vaccination campaign will target more than 333,876 of children aged 1 to 19 years.


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